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Can You Microwave Eggo Waffles

Find out if frozen Eggo waffles will hold up in the microwave.

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Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated May 30, 2022

You can cook Eggo waffles in the microwave, but they won’t turn out crispy.

These waffles are typically sold frozen, and are designed to be a quick, hearty breakfast. The best way to cook them is with a toaster, since it will crisp up the outsides. If you don’t have a toaster or toaster oven, you can cook frozen or refrigerated waffles in the microwave instead.

The microwave is just as fast as a toaster, but it doesn’t make food crispy. But if you don’t mind soft waffles, this won’t be an issue.

Preparing Frozen Eggo Waffles in the Microwave

Since Eggos are cooked beforehand, they only need to be reheated to enjoy. If you’re cooking frozen Eggos in the microwave, there are a few instructions to follow.

  1. If you’re eating the mini variety, they can be kept in their microwavable pouch. Otherwise, take the frozen waffles out of their plastic.

  2. Place paper towels on a microwave-safe plate.

  3. Then put the waffles on the microwave safe plate.

  4. Cook Eggos for 30 seconds on high,

  5. Flip and repeat.

An important thing to remember when microwaving a frozen waffle is to not cook it for too long. When soft foods are overheated in the microwave, they get tough and inedible. Also, do not reheat waffles a second time, because they will get chewy and dry.

Keep in mind that not all microwaves are the same. We used a 1000-watt microwave for these instructions. When you cook frozen waffles, different microwave ovens may require longer or shorter cooking times.

Tips For Preparing Frozen Eggo Waffles

  • When you microwave Eggos, rotate them halfway through. This will ensure they get fully heated up, and there are no cold spots. Bacteria can thrive in areas that aren’t fully heated to the proper temperature.

  • Make sure the waffles reach at least 165°F. The USDA suggests that all pre-cooked frozen foods be heated to 165°F, to kill any harmful bacteria.

  • Don’t refreeze waffles that have been outside the fridge for 2 hours or more. Once food hits room temperature, it is more likely to become contaminated and make you sick.

  • Do refreeze any remaining waffles if they were previously in the fridge. As long as the waffles did not reach room temperature, they can go back into the freezer.

  • Don’t thaw the waffles before reheating them. The waffles can get soggy from the moisture if they’re allowed to thaw. It’s best to go straight from the freezer to the microwave.

  • Have fun with the toppings! Syrup is the most popular topping, but you can also serve Eggos with fresh fruit for a more nutritious meal. If you want a decadent breakfast, you can add ice cream, whip cream or chocolate sauce!

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